Tag Archives: Dodd-Frank Act

SCOTUS to decide: Who is a Protected “Whistleblower” Under Dodd-Frank?

This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Digital Realty Trust v. Sommers, a case that will decide whether employees who report suspected securities law violations internally can bring anti-retaliation claims against their employers under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, even if they never report their concerns to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Dodd-Frank … Continue Reading

SEC Adopts Final Rules Providing for Cash Award Payments to Whistleblowers

On May 25, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules implementing the controversial “whistleblower” provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, which provide for the payment of monetary awards to individuals who report possible violations of the federal securities laws to the SEC.  Under Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Act, if a whistleblower provides … Continue Reading

What to Look for in 2011

Recently, we wrote about the 2010 enforcement environment.  Today’s post looks forward to 2011 and some things to keep an eye out for in the coming year.  Without further ado: Prosecutions of Individuals. In 2010 we saw a significant number of individuals prosecuted for FCPA and related violations.  A number of defendants resolved their prosecutions … Continue Reading
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